Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients

1862 –

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  • Title Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Coverage 1862 –
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  • Keywords Approved by the United States Congress in 1862, the Medal of Honor is America’s highest award for military valor, thirty native South Carolinians have been awarded the medal, Ernest A. Garlington of Newberry, who earned the honor for “distinguished gallantry” against the Sioux Indians at the Battle of Wounded Knee, Eight South Carolinians were awarded the medal during World War I, Corporal Freddie Stowers, During World War II five South Carolinians were awarded the medal,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date June 17, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 15, 2022
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